Spring is advancing at full throttle, with trees bursting into leaf and bluebells carpeting our woodland floors, and the birds are feeling perky and chirpy, particularly at dawn! International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of nature’s daily miracle.
When gardeners garden, it is not just plants that grow,
but the gardeners themselves.
- Ken Druse
Today is the International Day of Happiness and also the day that winter is officially over and we welcome spring into our lives again. The daffodils and primroses are taking up the slack as the snowdrops approach the end of their tenure, and woodland floors across the nation are transforming from a drab brown to a vibrant green: a welcome portent of the dazzling display of bluebells that awaits us. It certainly put a spring in my step today, even as the drizzle gently soaked me during the dog’s morning constitutional. Of course, the longer days and warmer temperatures have been creeping up...